Monday, April 12, 2010
Even A Small Fire Can Destroy The World
"Art is a lie that makes us realize truth" was reportedly said by Pablo Picasso. But, what about lies that are repeated and repeated so that people may be deceived into believing they are the truth?
It has been said that politics is a rough and tumble sport and not for everyone. Yes, I agree, politics is not for everyone and not everyone is so inclined to ferret out the truth. Years ago, in a darker time, there was the BIG LIE. A known falsehood told over and over again so that people would come to accept it as truth.
What I see today from the political right and the Republican Party, their politicians and those that purportedly speak for their ideology both on radio and TV, is a barrage of lies. Lies repeated over and over in the hope that people who do not want to take the time to ferret out the truth, will accept these lies.
It is far easier to vilify someone than to challenge their ideas. Even the great Albert Einstein was vilified by the Nazis. His work was referred to by Nazis as "Jew Science".
Lies must be addressed. They can not be ignored. Nor can we pretend that if enough time passes, they will go away. Lies must be challenged head on. They must be taken seriously and they must be answered seriously.
Even a small fire, left to burn unattended, can destroy the world.